Christian Arrested In Lybia For Evangelizing

1This past February, the Lybian government arrested an American citizen in Benghazi for allegedly “proselytizing” Christianity. Along with the U.S. citizen, seven other Christians were arrested with him: a South African woman, a South Koren man, and five Egyptian men. Ezzat Atallah, one of the Egyptian men, was tortured and eventually died while in detention in Libya. In addition, 50 Egyptians were also arrested in March for “suspect activities” like having Bibles and other Christian books.

Although Lybian government officials argue their constitution protects religious freedom and does not restrict religious materials brought into their country, their actions tell a different story.

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Andres Ortiz

About the author, Andres Ortiz: Andres Ortiz is the founder of The Saving, a ministry that plays heavy music with heavier Christian content. His new album "David Star", based on the life of David, comes out March 9th, 2014. Follow @andresaving on twitter. View all articles by Andres Ortiz

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